At its Ordinary Meeting of 23 March 2020 (reconvened on 6 April 2020), the Council considered a report seeking a fairer charging regime for bushfire related waste payable to Council’s landfill operator at Lithgow Solid Waste Facility. The Council has determined the following fee structure:
- Bushfire Waste (No Asbestos Contamination) – $97 per tonne (current ‘Mixed waste’ charge)
- Bushfire Waste (Asbestos Material Only) – $179 per tonne (current ‘Asbestos waste’ charge)
- Bushfire waste (Soil Contaminated with Asbestos) – $138 per tonne
- No Charge for uncontaminated residential loads – e.g. Trailer loads (as per Contract)
The proposed fees are on public exhibition for a period of 28 days and will close on 29 May 2020. Any person wishing to make a submission to Council may do so by correspondence to PO Box 19 Lithgow NSW 2790 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any submissions received will be taken into consideration for the new fee structure.